Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Greater Good

I've had the pleasure of knowing Raymond Gutierrez for quite some time now. With both parents and siblings who are in the entertainment industry, his own rise to fame does not fall short of any expectations. Raymond let me tag along one Sunday and watch him live as he hosted "Party Pilipinas" & "Showbiz Central", both regular gigs for him and must-watch shows of the GMA network. On this day I get a double treat because Raymond is working with Joanne Quintas for his grooming. (I recruited Joanne into the Shu Uemura team not so long ago and is one of my dearest friends). From time to time I think it would be interesting to feature other makeup artists doing their thing as we can always learn something new from somebody. I was once asked "what is the biggest myth about makeup?" and I said that people think only women can wear makeup. It is not that only women "can" it's more like that it is the "accepted" idea. "Grooming" would be a more fitting term, if you were to make reference to makeup application on men, and more and more guys out there are willing and able.


Raymond gets touched up & matted down; in a "Greater Good" t-shirt designed by Raymond from Mike Concepcion's collection. Sold at Mall of Asia, the shirts' proceeds are going to "Gawad Kalinga", find out more by following them on twitter: @mondgutierrez @mikeconcepcion

I was expecting to see Raymond with a bunch of different outfits for both shows. I was surprised to find out that he only had one for each that afternoon. In case you didn't know, he's towering at 6 feet 2 inches, in fact, he projects much much taller and in the photo on the left I think he looks his best when works with clean lines and not very many layers. Props to his designer, Carlos Concepcion of Viktor Jeans, follow him on twitter: @carlosconcep and his fashion blog:


Joanne, don't quit your day job! A celebrity in her own right & not a stranger to the limelight, former Miss Philippines switches to behind the scenes as Raymond's (tall & beautiful) hired help for the day. Giving him a final touch up and ta-da!! we're on another set in another studio for the latest showbiz news and headliners. Dressed in Viktor Jeans, personal stylist Ton La'O streamlines the look by going tone on tone and playing with texture to intensify the black. The result is subdued and not over styled. Follow Joanne on twitter: @josa_goddess

  1. Kiehl's Facial Fuel De-Puffer for the eyes to reduce puffiness and under the eye dark circles.
  2. Shu Uemura Liquid Foundation 754 & 734 (light and dark for contouring), Joe Blasco & Cinema Secret concealer to hide any imperfections and even out skin tone.
  3. Set with MAC Studio Fix Powder Foundation NC35, 40 & 42 to get a multi-dimensional face that's not too matte and never shiny.
  4. Open up the eyes with Shu Uemura eyelash curler, intensify the gaze with Dior Show Mascara and brush brows into place with an eyebrow brush.
  5. Finish with Blistex Lip Tone Lip balm for the most natural looking not made up male lip!